Juan Sebastián Arias

Associate / Colombia

Principal Associate of the Dispute Resolution team. Admitted to practice in Colombia and in the State of New York. Juan Sebastián is an arbitrator of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (“CCB”) “List B”. Juan Sebastián’s professional practice focuses on representing clients in international arbitration, national arbitration and litigation before national courts. Juan Sebastián has participated in international commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC rules, CCB rules, Chamber of Commerce of Madrid rules and in investment arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He has also extensive experience in national arbitrations conducted under the CCB rules and has participated in multiple litigation before national courts, including proceedings before the Colombian Supreme Court of Justice. Juan Sebastián has been involved in several disputes related to the following industries: oil & gas, infrastructure, real estate and telecommunications.


Work experience

  • 2018 - present Principal Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2016 - 2018 Foreign Associate, Global Disputes

    Jones Day, Miami, Estados Unidos

  • 2015 - 2015 Senior Associate, Litigios, Arbitraje e Insolvencia

    Brigard & Urrutia

  • 2010 - 2014 Intermediate Associate, Litigios, Arbitraje e Insolvencia

    Brigard & Urrutia

  • 2010 - 2010 Visiting Attorney

    Uría Menéndez

  • 2009 - 2009 Intern, Arbitraje Internacional

    Orrick Rambaud Martel, París, Francia

  • 2007 - 2008 Junior Associate, Litigios, Arbitraje e Insolvencia

    Brigard & Urrutia




Featured Cases



  • 11 May, 2020 Colombia

    Evidence of Odebrecht’s Corruption and Third-Party Rights: Arbitration Highlights of the Ruta del Sol Award

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  • 2016 LL.M. Columbia University, New York, United States LL.M. Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Schola

  • 2010 MASTER 2 Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, Versalles, Francia Arbitration and International Business

  • 2007 Lawyer Universidad del Rosario Law

  • 2006 MASTER 1 Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Paris, Francia International Private Law




Academic activities

  • Activity 2018 - to date

    Coach on International Arbitration Competition organized by Universidad del Rosario and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Bogotá – Colombia

    Director - Universidad del Rosario
  • Activity 2012 - 2012

    Coach on the Moot Madrid – International Arbitration Competition, Bogotá – Colombia

    Director - Universidad de Los Andes

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Actualizaciones al arbitraje ICC International Chamber of Commerce México 2017
  • Speaker Análisis de un caso práctico en arbitraje de construcción: retos frente a la corrupción ICC YAF Event Colombia 2017
  • Speaker Uso Práctico de los Contratos FIDIC Lambal Training - FIDIC Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States Dispute Resolution mechanisms Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombia 2014